Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.
Mama said there’d be days like this, and she probably also warned you get what you pay for. In the world of writing – especially freelance writing – truer words have never been spoken. As the business or brand ordering content, you get what you pay for. And as the writer, well, sometimes – okay, most times – you don’t get paid what you’re worth.
A vicious storm is brewing atop the waves of the Internet. It’s been bubbling and brewing for some time like the witch’s brew of Macbeth. It’s an ugly and monstrous storm; a squall directly linked to the SEO-driven monsoon of mediocre material audiences around the globe are currently drowning in. Let’s face it; so many people want written content for practically free that quality has grown atrocious! Continue reading “You Get What You Pay For”
Twitter – it’s one of those marketing tools most people don’t utilize because it can be such a pain in the butt. From character limits to the seeming flood of spam users who follow just to get followed or advertise some product you have absolutely no interest in, it’s no wonder most indie authors shrug their shoulders and walk away. Who has time for that? Continue reading “5 Ways to Market an eBook on Twitter”
The profession of writing is one of the most underestimated and underappreciated on the planet. How many times have you heard someone say writing is easy? It’s equated with the simplicity of throwing words about a page with the intent of sounding smart, but writing — real writing — is so much more! Continue reading “5 Tips for Improving Your Writing”
In the marathon to promote your e-book, is Facebook a tool you intend to use? Before you answer, and before we discuss five ways to market your e-book on Facebook, let’s talk fact. According to Mashable, Facebook is the most popular social network for all ages. Unlike other social media networks, it knows no generation limit. Millions of potential readers frequent Facebook every day, and this trend is still active. Continue reading “5 Ways to Market your eBook on Facebook”
So you have a website. Perhaps it’s a personal blog. Perhaps it’s a page for your product or service. Maybe you’re trying to build an audience for something big. At this stage in your content creation journey, I’m sure your biggest question is, “How the hell am I supposed to get people to read my copy?”
Creating compelling copy for your website or blog is no small feat. However, it can be done. And perhaps it’ll be easier than you think! So buckle in and hang tight because we’re going to bring you not five, not 10, not even 15…but 20 tips for creating compelling copy! Continue reading “20 Tips for Creating Compelling Copy”
One of the most frequently asked questions by new independent authors is, should I copyright my book before publishing it? It’s a relevant and important question because the last thing an author wants is their creative work being ripped off and pawned as someone else’s. But just when is the time to copyright your writing? Should you buy your own ISBNs, or stick to publishing via platforms dealing with them? Do ISBNs even hold weight? Continue reading “When to Copyright Your eBook”
Marketing your product is a tough job. And it’s even harder for artists, who are more suited to a free form, intuitive work style. How is such an individual – a writer, perhaps – who is used to less than conventional ways of doing things to sit down and focus on a strategy for showcasing their work to the masses when all they want to do is move on to the next project (or take a well-deserved respite)? Continue reading “Using Social Media to Market an eBook”
Content curation; what is it? It can be vital to the success of your brand, business, or even for indie authors who are hard up for subjects to present on their social media platforms. But what is it? How can you use it? What’s on the need to know list? Continue reading “What is Content Curation?”
I’m going to be honest. I wrote the title for this blog and then promptly fell asleep. It was seven in the morning, and I’d been up all night, plagued with a battery of thought as writers often are, and I was exhausted. I wrote this title, ready to invite you back into my geekside virtual office with a question: do you know what sells? Continue reading “Inner Geek: Finding Inspiration”
Copywriting is a word all too often confused with copyrighting. We see inquiries where a potential client would like more information about our copywriting services, but somehow the word copyrighting gets into the mix. A sizeable chasm spans the rift between the act of copywriting and copyrighting. Just what is copywriting and how does it differ from copyrighting? Let’s find out! Continue reading “What Is Copywriting?”